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[ Written by: | 29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

I picked this for the simple fact (excuse the pun) that its different – and we like different.
Flying Saucer Attack FACT mix, shines a light on a handful of the bands that have influenced him over the years, from 60s group Left Banke to American Music Club; German rockers Ramses to former Fairport Convention member Sandy Denny. For FSA fans it’s an invaluable insight into the project’s musical make-up; for newcomers, it’s simply one hell of a trip.

FACT mix 509 – Flying Saucer Attack (Aug ’15) by Fact Mix Archive on Mixcloud

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 28 Aug 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Last weekend our household welcomed a new resident… or at least a changed current resident… the one like DJ Slippers, a twelve year old boychild who put down his CSGO computer game (a huge deal) to spin his digital collection via my mixer.
A DJ who over several hours perfected his one song playing at a time EQ’ing like a devilchild skills.With a music library comprised of less than forty tunes we were treated to many plays of his current faves, some more palatable to my old ears than others.
Of them …

Coolness, Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 27 Aug 2015 | One Comment | ]

Once again I’m back with a couple of recommendations for the BMP and the wider world on the net.
Track-wise a dip in humidity this week hasn’t caused a dip in my ongoing enjoyment of balearic vibes. If you like your Villages Quiet, your Feels International, and your Jose’s Padilla’d then you might enjoy this from Tom Furse of the Horrors, who at times I’m quite partial to as well. Dropping the darkness of his band he whips up a selection of sedate and sedated wooshers..

Comp wise, …

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 21 Aug 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Chelsea Nikkel, better known by her stage name Princess Chelsea, is an experimental ‘space pop’ musician from Auckland, and a previous member of twee pop band The Brunettes and Auckland band Teenwolf. Nikkel is associated with the Lil’ Chief Records collective and is a part-time member of Auckland soul group The Cosbys and Disciples of Macca, a Paul McCartney covers band featuring members of The Brunettes, Ruby Suns, Bressa Creeting Cake and Lawrence Arabia. Nikkel works in Auckland as a composer.
Her baroque musical style has been attributed to her classical …

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

This weeks mix is just a solid set recording at Club Bahrein, Buenos Aires from German dude Tocadisco, who I had all but forgotten about… its not life changing nor break down ya neighbours door to go visit and pat their miniature horse that they keep in their lounge stuff… but its a good listen and will have you nodding your head and thinking about what that the horse next door is up to – is it eating the flowers you sent over yesterday…
Is it?


Rant, TV »

[ Written by: | 20 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

The story of Student radio in NZ. Radio 1, RDU, Radio U, UFM, Radio Active, Radio Massey, Contact, Radio Bosom, Campus Radio, 95bFM was captured in a really engaging manner by Paul Casserly and his well versed in the topic team. It screen this week on Prime and is as shown below on youtube, for now.
I spent a huge chunk of my young man years doing shows on Student Radio in Hamilton, initially on Radio Contact 1440 IXC and then Contact 89FM and after finishing my degree the station provided me …

Coolness, Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 15 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

I promised myself to follow Bob’s lead and try to post a track recommend so here we go with a pick from what will be another blazing day here in Tokyo.
I’m a big fan of the blackest ever black label – constantly interesting music selections that all somehow fit into the overall aesthetic.
The press release for the ‘Fooling Around’ EP by Rat Columns references Neu! and David Kilgour, and on listening to the long first track I’m reminded of Ghost Wave who are of course another band influenced …

TV »

[ Written by: | 15 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

“Elliot Alderson, a young cyber-security engineer living in New York who assumes the role of a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot meets a mysterious anarchist known as “Mr. Robot” who recruits Elliot to join his team of hackers, “fsociety”. Elliot, who has a social anxiety disorder and connects to people by hacking them, is intrigued but uncertain if he wants to be part of the group. The show follows Mr. Robot’s attempts to engage Elliot in his mission to destroy the corporation Elliot is paid to protect. Compelled by his …

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 14 Aug 2015 | One Comment | ]

When confronted by the words: an explosive cocktail of swung house percussion, blocky melodies and body-battering sub-bass… I’m not sure what one is to do – laugh, weep or simply press play and hope for good things?
When confronted by the setting yourself the task of blogging a song and mix each and every week… I’m not sure what one is to do – get on and do the task, procrastinate or pretend the internets not been invented yet and thus the entire task is the stuff of sc fi madness and …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 14 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

We had a friend come and stay last weekend and as we all sat drinking, eating and catching up we had a nice aural background of highly curated music supplied by yours truly.
Well not quite, for in the time honoured traditional of being lazy I just bunged on a few mixes that I stumbled across on my bobPod… mainly ones I knew were wicked good but also hadn’t listened to this year. One of those was the superb end of year mix by Joris Voorn from last year  that I’d all but forgotten about… and by …